Louisburgh GAA club have confirmed their fixture with Balla GAA club in the Michael Walsh Intermediate Group 1 did not take place on Saturday evening at 7.30pm due to concerns related to a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the Louisburgh area.
A statement from Balla GAA club on Saturday afternoon indicated players and management were unwilling to travel to Louisburgh for the game on the basis of concerns raised by officials from Louisburgh who contacted officials from Balla on Friday, July 17. These concerns included advice from a doctor to not play the fixture.
It has since been confirmed by Louisburgh GAA that upon learning of a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the Louisburgh region, the club acted with extreme caution.
“Louisburgh GAA acknowledges that we acted in an overly cautious way going beyond protocols with the best interests at heart of the two clubs: Louisburgh and Balla. Unfortunately, this resulted in the game not being played.”
“On learning of a confirmed case of COVID in the Louisburgh region, we acted with extreme caution. We wish the patient a speedy recovery. We will be following the protocols in place set down by the HSE and the GAA going forward as we navigate these challenging times.”
The club added they have suspended activities to allow time for necessary actions regarding contact tracing to conclude.
“We look forward to progressing with fixtures for the community and getting back to normal activity in the coming days working with the GAA community,” the statement concluded.